whilst I'm not going to make any generalisations on Empire playerbases and say it's true of everyone or even a majority, them seemingly attracting certain kinds of people is one of the major reasons I demoted my characters there to singleplayer content.
I know just what you mean. I recently saw a newbie ask for help on Imp Balmorra. He was repeatedly lectured in general about the Sith code and how he was weak for even asking (and how others can solo it). It's this kind of idiocy that sometimes makes me wish I had stayed on the Rep side with all my characters. However, I'm not sure it's actually better there. At least they don't go on and on about the Sith code though.